The state highway department had a plan in place to improve safety at the intersection of Ind. 149 and County Road 875 North ahead of Monday’s fatal crash at the site, officials say. That work is still slated to take place, but it will not get underway until early next year, according to Cassy Bajek, public relations director for the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Northwest District. An electronic speed notification sign has been placed near the intersection, and the county plans to add stop-ahead warning signs and flashers for traffic entering the busy state highway from eastbound and westbound 875 North. The county also is adding a 24-inch white stop bar on 875 North closer to both approaches to Ind. 149 to improve sight conditions at the intersection, which INDOT will freshen up when the weather improves in April.


Bob Kasarda